Duties / Responsibilities
• Conduct prehealth advising and career advising appointments through in person, phone, video, and drop-in appointments.
• Assist students and alumni/ae interested in exploring careers in medicine and/or health professions and exploration of broader careers and graduate school.
• Advise students in preparing for the medical and health profession school application process by assisting them in gaining relevant experience, finding volunteer and shadowing opportunities, securing recommendations. Provide application education by staying up to date on academic requirements and course selection, required exams, letters of recommendation, application timeline, school selection, etc.
• Conduct essay critiques/reviews and mock interviews for the medical school application processes and for academic Master’s and PhD programs.
• Provide a comprehensive range of prehealth and career development services, including career advising, outreach, workshops, seminars and drop-in advising services, careers in the field of medicine, application to medical and graduate schools, and employment preparation.
• Coordinate the shadow program(s) which includes organizing opportunities for students to shadow surgeons and medical fields.
• Facilitate programming to assist students in exploring careers and the field of medicine, preparing for and applying to medical school. Develop outreach programming, workshops, and relevant resources.
• Serve as the liaison with relevant career interest or affinity areas, student groups, campus offices, and academic programs or targeted populations. Plan programming for assigned populations, including needs assessment and development of targeted services, program evaluation results and assessment of learning and development outcomes, reporting, identification of career-related materials and resources and development of expertise specific to assigned areas. Regularly develop, refresh, or adds to web content for assigned career areas to keep them up-to-date and relevant.
• Coordinate early student intervention programming for medical fields including the Discover Prehealth First-Year Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP) which includes managing the program budget, hiring, training, and supervision of peer counselors, organizing a multi-day program for a group of incoming first year undergraduates interested in exploring medical careers and learn about the prehealth resources and opportunities available at MIT.
• Lead, coordinate, and recruit prehealth peer mentors and host events for the prehealth peer mentoring program.
• Perform related duties as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of their area and serves on various university committees as needed.
• Employ culturally adaptive practices in area of expertise providing excellence in service to MIT's diverse as well as multinational student, postdoc, and alumni population. Contribute to an inclusive work environment.
Bachelor’s degree combined with three or more years of experience or a Master’s degree (emphasis in academic advising, career advising, student affairs or related field). One or more years of experience in a career center or higher education setting, related to career development or academic advising.
Experience with health profession advising highly desirable.